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Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada
Information about who we are, what we are about and why we exist.

World Jade Symposium
Jade carving exhibition, artists from all over the world,
have 8 months to complete a jade sculpture.
They are competing for your vote and inspiring our Community.

Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning
Hope Mountain Centre runs outdoor trips year-round, exploring the human history and ecology of Southwestern BC.

The Britannia Mine Museum
The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to inspire people to explore their connections with mining in BC. In 2010 a completely redeveloped Museum was unearthed and visitors continue to be inspired.
Just like miners did, visitors climb aboard a mine train and rumble into an authentic tunnel. Entertaining guides describe the workings of drills and tools from the past century. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home frequent findings. New galleries and a captivating 15-minute film tell stories of Britannia life and how families turned their isolated surroundings into unforgettable experiences.
The Family Play Area keeps young ones entertained. A glittering gift shop offers unique stones and carvings. To reach the Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway.
Explore your mine. www.britanniaminemuseum.ca

Bullion Bulls Canada
In 2008, along with partner Chad McNamara, Jeff Nielson
founded BullionBullsCanada.com, a free precious metals
and mining information site with a global audience.

CanadaWebDirectory.com
CanadaWebDirectory.com is a comprehensive web directory which collects all the companies and organizations web sites of Canada. We know that the Internet is an overwhelming space and finding just the information you need can still be a frustrating and time-consuming process.

Pictures from British Columbia
Pictures of British Columbia showing nature, wildlife and travel location from Canada's most western province.

Burgess Shale Fossils
Informative web site on the Burgess Shale fossil beds in Yoho National Park. B.C. Canada

The Fossils of British Columbia
The fossils of North Central B.C. tell a fascinating story of tropical seas, volcanoes, glaciers, plate tectonics, mountain-building and strange creatures.
It's a story that started 250 million years ago and continues today.

Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club
A non-profit organization of 250 rockhounds interested in all aspects of the earth sciences including lapidary, tumbling, carving, scrimshaw, faceting, silversmithing, collecting, gems, minerals, fossils, crystals, geology, paleontology, gemology, gold panning, prospecting.

Jade West
Jade West is the exclusive supplier of the newly discovered POLAR JADE, described by FRED WARD in the Lapidary Journal, November 1998, as, "the newest, brightest, most translucent, greenest, hardest nephrite yet discovered." View their online catalogue.

British Columbia Paleontological Alliance
The British Columbia Paleontological Alliance (BCPA) is a union of professional and amateur paleontologists working to advance the science of paleontology in the province by fostering public awareness, scientific collecting and education, and by promoting communication among all those interested in fossils.

Home Hobbies - Rock Collecting


B.C. & Yukon Chamber of Mines
Resources for prospectors, mineral explorationists and mining enthusiasts.

British Columbia Adventure Network
Explore B.C.'s cities & parks, 6,000 pages of travel and outdoor information, but nothing (yet) on rockhounding or lapidary.

Geological Survey of Canada
Informative federal resource with good educational facilities.

BC MAPLACE
The BC Geological Survey's exceptional free online map service, where you can research any mineral site in the province, build detailed maps to 1:20,000, and overlay satellite and other imagery.


International Gem Society
IGS is an online gem and rock encyclopedia, with
numerous articles related to all things gemstone
and mineral, including a gemology scholarship.

Types of Jade
British Columbia to Russia, Australia,
to New Zealand Jades explained

The Vug
For Mineral, Rock, Gem Clubs & Related Organizations
in the United States

The Ultimate Guide to Metal Detecting

MetalDetector.com
Whether you are looking to get started in the hobby of metal detecting or just add a new additon to your rock hounding adventures, you can find the best metal detectors at MetalDetector.com. They feature a detailed learning library with articles on selecting the best metal detectors.

Bob's Rock Shop
Links for loads of information for rockhounds.

Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club
A member of the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies
and the Washington State Mineral Council

Washington State Rockhounding
A concise and worthwhile-online resource for those who are interested in Washington State's gems and minerals.

The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association
NWSSA was founded in 1984 with the purpose of providing access to stone and stone carving tools and to promote stone sculpting in the Northwest. NWSSA holds two Stone Carving Symposiums each year. Every July, at Camp Brotherhood in Mount Vernon, WA; and another at the end of August in Silver Falls, OR; visit their website for a schedule of events and registration information.

Oregon Rockhounds Online
A good source of information on rockhounding sites in Oregon (and Washington).

Clallam County and Port Townsend Rock Clubs, WA
Offer a range of information on club activities, as well as a Buy/Sell/Swap site.

TopoZone
A usefult site where you can access US topographic maps for free.
Not as powerful as BC's MapPlace, but you can find 1:25K - 1:200K scales.


Tips From The Jewellers Bench.
Loads of information for jewellers from Charles Lewton-Brain.

Kreigh's
Kreigh's web resources collection for rockhounds.
Spend some time surfing these links and discover Rockhounding -- a hobby that you can enjoy for a lifetime.

Scribe
Scribe - An organization OF and For Editors.
This quarterly newsletter provides helpful hints from the old pros and new tricks from the computor literate.

Guide to Diamonds
An educational resource for people who are looking for the latest and most in-depth information related to loose diamonds.
The 101 & 102 guides show novice and professional buyers
how to choose attractive diamonds while minimizing
visible flaws and maximizing value.


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